Free Fiction Monday: Tilted

ႎ Tilted was a short story that I started writing back in 2004 and then promptly lost it on an unlabeled disk. Thankfully, I had time to kill one afternoon and was cleaning up a junk drawer in my desk. I found the first few chapters that I’d written and was rushed back into Chester’s mind. A self-proclaimed geek–with a penchant for cheerleaders–struggles through a particularly unpleasant day, filled with one misfortune after another. After narrowly avoiding expulsion, Chester skips school and takes refuge at a … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Lookout Mountain

ႎ Lookout Mountain was a short story – flash fiction, really – that I wrote several years ago. I was experimenting with the mental aspects of suicide. I was included in Something for the Journey – A Charity Anthology (out of print), and is currently included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014.. Depression nearly gets the best of Ian, but his mind saves him before he firmly hits the ground. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Recoil

ႎ Recoil: A Silo Story is a short story written in Hugh Howey’s world of Wool. Although Recoil takes place in Silo 18, the story follows an alternate timeline to Wool that bypasses Shift and Dust. My story takes place some 20 to 25 years after the end of Wool and is the first installment of a short trilogy of my own. I hope you enjoy reading my story as much as I enjoyed writing it. I would like to thank Hugh Howey for his … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Departure

ႎ Departure is a short sequel to my first short story titled AMY. The story picks up several years after that horrific passing of Amy, and is laced with flashbacks of that tragic day of discovering. It was included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Winter 2016. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s also available in ebook and print, along with six other short stories here. ႎ Oh no! It looks like you missed this one. If you … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Gold Rush

ႎ Gold Rush was a flash fiction story I wrote for an online competition in 2013. It won the competition and has gone on to be included in An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014. A futuristic glimpse of an age-old era that time has forgotten. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s also available in ebook and print, along with six other short stories here. ႎ Oh no! It looks like you missed this one. If you would … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Words That Were Left Behind

Words That Were Left Behind is a short story that has stuck around in my mind for a while. It certainly has legs that can grow into a full novel, but for now, it’ll remain a short piece. Here’s a quick synopsis: Mick and Yvonne’s difficulty communicating with each other spell for troubled waters on their relationship front. Frustration leads to anger—anger leads to abandonment in this mild science fiction tragedy. This short story is offered free on this website for one week only. It’s … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Linear Shift, Part 1

Linear Shift, Part 1 was my first published book. After meeting Hugh Howey in 2013, I was inspired to write a serialized novel. This is the first part of the four-part novel. This story stands alone but is the introduction to the complete novel. Here’s the book description: A distraught widower on his last leg. An unexpected mission back in time. When Peter Cooper has a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general, he’s suddenly catapulted to the year 1942—World War II is in full swing. Peter … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Alone

Alone is a short story I wrote nearly 15 years ago. Although this story isn’t packed full of action, I feel that many people can relate to in some way. It was first submitted to be included in Something to Take on the Trip – A Charity Anthology (no longer in print). It was accepted and published in March of 2014. Here’s a quick synopsis: A sleepless night forces Rob McArthur to question what is causing him to lose sleep, life, and whether he’s alone … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: The Hunted Assassin-Excerpt

the hunted assassin; paul b kohler; science fiction; sci-fi; thriller; spi-fi; jason bourne; hunted assassin; near-future; outer space; space station; taloo station; space battle; cartel; drug cartel; human trafficing; kidnap; kidnapping; assassin; special ops; black ops; space ship; moon landing; moon base; luna city;

I wrote The Hunted Assassin a few years ago and submitted to the now defunct Kindle Scout. Although it was well received, it was not selected in the end. With the rejection letter in hand, I had the manuscript edited, and about a month later I published it on my own. Since its publication, I’ve worked up outlines for two sequels for Jaxon Rasner, with many more possible in his near-future world. Here’s the book description: His name is an alias. His pretense is a disguise.  … Read more

Free Fiction Monday: Rememorations

The Immortality Chronicles (September 2015) was a collection of short stories centered around a common theme: Immortality. There were 12 total stories in the volume, with varying views on the topic. What you are about to read was my contribution to the volume. The Anthology won the award for The Best Anthology Of The Year as voted in the 2016 Preditors and Editors Readers Poll. Rememorations was also nominated for Best American Science Fiction. Here’s a quick synopsis: Is living forever all that it’s cracked … Read more